Courtney Barnett has given a shout out to Melbourne band Quivers and director Nina Renee after discovering that her "Before You Gotta Go" video had "coincidental" similarities to their "You're Not Always On My Mind" video from 2019.
Last week Barnett unveiled the surreal, Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore-directed video for her latest Things Take Time, Take Time track "Before You Gotta Go", and last night (20 September) she took to Twitter to highlight a 2019 video from fellow Australian band Quivers after spotting similarities between the two.
After thanking her team for "Before You Gotta Go", Barnett wrote, "I thought I had come up with a beautiful, original idea for a video, but it seems like I was wrong! I’d like to introduce you to Melbourne band Quivers and director, Nina Renee, who had the same idea way before me."
Barnett added in another tweet, "Any similarities are completely coincidental and if I had seen this clip when I was making mine I would have completely changed my concept or the way we explored it."
Any similarities are completely coincidental and if I had seen this clip when I was making mine I would have completely changed my concept or the way we explored it.https://t.co/m2INhIA9pVhttps://t.co/VUFCHio1zJhttps://t.co/1cvItZc8Q3— Courtney Barnett (@courtneymelba) September 20, 2021
As well as sharing the "Before You Gotta Go" video last week, Barnett launched an interactive site that allows fans to play around with the stems from her Things Take Time, Take Time tracks released so far.
Things Take Time, Take Time will follow 2018's Tell Me How You Really Feel album, and was written over the space of two years. Barnett recorded the album in late 2020 and early 2021 in Sydney, Northern New South Wales and Melbourne with producer/drummer Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint, Cate le Bon, Kurt Vile).